• PEOPLE NAME: PONAPEANS OF MICRONESIA

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PEID: 18388

ROP: 108108

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Pacific Islanders

People Cluster: Micronesian

Language: Pohnpeian - (pon)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Non-Evangelical Protestantism

Country: Micronesia

Also found in: United States

Population: 26,000

Global Population: 29,800


PEID: 18388

ROP: 108108

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Ponapeans of Micronesia, numbering 26,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Micronesian people cluster within the Pacific Islanders affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 29,800 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Pohnpeian. The primary religion practiced by the Ponapeans is Non-Evangelical Protestantism, a collection of denominations typically more focused on issues of social justice than personal salvation.


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